Records may be broken in Idaho state track championships

Marks from four different decades could be broken at the 5A and 4Ameets starting today at Eagle High.

rroberts@idahostatesman.comMay 17, 2013 

Eagle's Allison Jeffries won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.27 seconds at the 5A District Three meet last week. She also won the pole vault by clearing 13 feet. She could break the overall state meet record in both events this weekend.


Track and field coaches train their athletes to be at the peak of their abilities when the greatest prize is on the line. With that in mind, there are at least 15 overall state meet records that could be in jeopardy during the 5A/4A meets Friday and Saturday at Eagle High. Only performances at state count as overall records.


• Record: 12.07, Highland's Julie Briggs, 1989

• Who could break it: During the Eagle Twilight meet, Eagle senior Brittany Rawlins ran the 100 in 11.97, but had a slight wind at her back. She won the district race in 12.18.


• Record: 14.15, Capital's Jade Childs, 2012

• Who could break it: Eagle's Allison Jeffries has a goal of running sub-14 this season. Jeffries' best time this season is 14.26, and she gets her last shot this week.


• Record: 43.40, Coeur d'Alene's Morgan Struble, 2011

• Who could break it: Bishop Kelly sophomore Mikaela Sawyer ran a 43.81 at the YMCA Invitational, which ranks among the top 30 performances in the nation this season, according to

GIRLS 1,600

• Record: 4:59.45, Boise's Dana Morgan, 2006

• Who could break it: In April, Meridian senior Lila Klopfenstein became the fourth Idaho high school female to run the 1,600 in under 5 minutes (4:59.57 at the Bandanna Invitational).

GIRLS 3,200

• Record: 10:45.66, Bishop Kelly's Emily Nist, 2012

• Who could break it: Meridian coach Aaron Olswanger said Klopfenstein's best chance for a state record could be in this event because it is the only one she has to run Friday. She posted a 10:50.52 earlier this season, but doesn't have any competitors to push her with no one else in the state running under 11 minutes.


• Record: 12-7, Skyview's Julene Bailey, 2002

• Who could break it: Eagle's Jeffries set a district record and a personal best by clearing 13-0. Can she repeat that performance on the state's biggest stage?


• Record: 39-2.5, Homedale's Jessica Zatica, 2000

• Who could break it: Mountain View senior Josie Lawrence came within a few inches of the record with her district jump of 39-0.25.


• Record: 48.22, Eagle, 2012

• Who could break it: All but one runner from Eagle's team returns this season, and that group has already run a 48.12. Jeffries, Rawlins, Kylee Coffin and Kinsey Keene are motivated to surpass their own record.


• Record: 9:23.32, Mountain View, 2010

• Who could break it: Rocky Mountain's Paige Dilmore, Julia Fretwell, Kaylee Oyler and Dana Snell have proven they can break the record, winning the district meet in 9:21.28.

BOYS 400

• Record: 48.03 seconds, Nampa's Dean Sword, 1984

• Who could break it: Rocky Mountain senior Josh Wallin eclipsed the 48-second mark with his win at the district meet in 47.54. The Washington State commit ranks eighth in the nation, according to

BOYS 800

• Record: 1:52.47, Sugar-Salem's Tyson Teeples, 1997

• Who could break it: Younger brother Jordon Wallin, a junior at Rocky Mountain, ranks seventh in the nation after posting a 1:51.85 to win the event at the district meet last week.


• Record: 42.44, Centennial, 1989

• Who could break it: If Rocky Mountain's Kevin Wang, Isaiah Johnson, Kade Ready and Jacob Seward run a seamless race, they could better their district time of 42.62.


• Record: 1:27.85, Borah, 1986

• Who could break it: Rocky won the district meet in 1:27.68 - a time fast enough to break the state record. Can Johnson, Ready, Levi Hagen and Josh Wallin carry that performance over to the state meet when the pressure is on?


• Record: 3:18.63, Eagle, 2011

• Who could break it: Reigning state champs Edmund Ellis, Clayton Watts, Gabe Harm and James Heckendorn of Eagle have the record in their sights after running a 3:20.07 at district. Helping their cause is a strong Rocky Mountain relay that could push this event into record territory.


• Record: 7:48.61, Boise, 2009

• Who could break it: Rocky Mountain's Joe Giese, Ian Cavey, Justin Ross and Jordon Wallin have beaten the state record this season (7:44.46), but they'll need to be self-motivated. The Grizzlies won the district meet with ease in 7:59.20.

Rachel Roberts: 377-6422, Twitter: @IDS_VarsityX

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